It may seem as if the basics of Pilates are fairly simple, but in fact, over the course of their training, teachers of the method develop an in-depth understanding of hundreds of exercises. The team at Pilates Unlimited devote time each year to the Romana’s Pilates Continuing Professional Education programme, as well as taking workshops and lessons from international teacher trainers throughout the year. This month, the team gathered most of NZ’s Romana’s Pilates certified teachers at the Takapuna studio to learn from Level 1 Master Teacher Cynthia Lochard, and Level 4 Teacher Trainers Zanzi Mann and Tamika Walker, all from Sydney.
Cynthia Lochard is one of only three teachers worldwide to provide the formal continuing education programme, which includes reviewing advanced and super-advanced exercises, discussing injuries and special conditions, teaching lesser-known exercises and variations, and sharing insights into the philosophy and history of Joseph Pilates.
It is so inspiring for all of us as teachers, and always gives us lots of great things to share with our clients ! We also had 9 Wunda Chairs at the CPE is an annual requirement for all Romana’s Pilates Instructors worldwide to ensure their practicing certificate stays current.